“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is a habit. Not an act.” -Aristotle
“How you do anything is how you do everything.” -Zen Buddhist Principle
“To help others find and manifest the art inside them. And inspire them to do so with excellence and generosity for themselves, their fellow artists, and the audience they seek to serve.” -The Vs. Studio Mission
You can’t control if something you make is deemed “excellent.” That’s a judgment made by others.
But you can control your approach. You can do everything with excellence in mind.
If you do that, no matter the outcome, you’ll be proud of your effort. You’ll appreciate and love the process. You’ll grow as a person. You can hold your head high knowing you did the absolute best you could do at every turn.
That’s a pretty excellent way to be.